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Definition of "fen-phen" [fen-phen]

  • A combination of two drugs, fenfluramine hydrochloride and phentermine, formerly prescribed for weight loss. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fen-phen" in a sentence
  • "Reports of fatal heart-valve problems are what caused the infamous diet drug known as "fen-phen" to be pulled from the market in 1997."
  • "The trial commissioner's report accused Mr. Chesley of muscling into fen-phen litigation under way in Kentucky's Boone Circuit Court and strong-arming attorneys into sharing fees with him in exchange for his "expertise" in handling class actions."
  • "Trial Commissioner William L. Graham's recommendation Tuesday that Stanley Chesley be stripped of his law license in Kentucky marks the latest legal twist following the suit filed by people who had taken fen-phen over the drug's alleged health risks."
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